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#45: Don Vanderslice

Don talks about the importance of Chuck D and the Public Enemy sound turning something on for him as a preacher's kid in suburban Dallas, and the goes on to share some stories about moving to Austin, facing demons, and being joyful through ultralight beams. Glad to connect with him through these songs. Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos - Public Enemy Red - Okkervil River Ultralight Beam - Kanye West


Episode 44: Miguel Hinojosa - 2/12/2018

Miguel came on as a recommended guest from a previous episode, and it was great to meet him and chat about music. I'm now educated about the Jimi Hendrix of the Accordion. Miguel's passion for the Chicano music he continues to be inspired by shines in our conversation. Quiero Besarte A La Noche - Esteban Steve Jordan Bad Indian - The Gun Club Take Your Time (Don't Blow Your Mind) - Part Time


Episode 43: Carolina Norman - 1/31/2018

Loved having Lina on the podcast to close out my January tapings. She shared some heartfelt songs and her strong connections to each one. These stories moved me as a testament to music sticking with you in meaningful ways, and I'm incredibly grateful we were able to have the conversation. Oh Yoko! - John Lennon The Beast In Me - Johnny Cash Drove Me Wild - Tegan & Sara


Episode 42: Amber Quist - 1/29/2018

Amber was my first boss of my professional career and ever since has been a close friend of mine with whom I've been itching to have on the show. We shared a lot of laughs on this episode, and I always love when someone has the chance to profess their absolute devotion to a particular artist like Amber does in her last song selection. Hound Dog - Elvis Presley Let Your Heart Not Be Troubled - Band of Heathens Heavenly Day - Patty Griffin


Episode 41: Jordan Sterling - 1/16/2018

Besides Jordan's excellent taste in sports teams (Houston Strong), he's got great taste in music and sense of how a song can thread in and out of your life in meaningful ways. Enjoyed having him on the show to explore that with him and these tracks. Int'l Players Anthem (I Choose You) - UGK ft. Outkast Never Would Have Made It - Marvin Sapp DNA. - Kendrick Lamar


Episode 40: Charlie Holliday - 12/18/17

Charlie and I spent a fair amount of time geeking out about guitars and production value, especially when one of his song was on my own shortlist of potential Memory Tracks. Turn the bass up in those headphones for the first track to hear the GOAT, James Jamerson. For Once in My Life - Stevie Wonder Shellshock - New Order Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (Live at El Mocambo) - Stevie Ray Vaughn


Episode 39: Sarah Bradshaw - 12/10/17

From chasing down bands at Java Jazz to falling in love with her husband more than 12 years ago, Sarah shared her stories connected with these songs as if they were just yesterday. Loved having her on as a long time Austin friend and thoughtful selector of tracks. Yellow Lights - Cruiserweight Thanx for Staying - Reggie and the Full Effect Apparat - Komponent (Telefon Tel Aviv RMX)


Episode 38: Darby Dupre - 12/4/2017

Darby has been hopping around the globe over the past year, including a significant portion of her time working in the middle of the Outback in Australia over the past year. I managed to catch her back in Austin for a bit to record this episode. Everything I Once Had - The Honorary Title MAN O TU - Nu Strictly Reserved for You - Charles Bradley


Episode 37: Bryan Parker - 11/29/2017

Loved having Bryan on the podcast to run through his songs. A long ago SXSW acquaintance, over the years I've seen him stay super busy in the music community of Austin. As a creator of Pop Press International, regular contributor at Austin Monthly, author of 33⅓'s The Beat Happening, and an English teacher, Bryan is all about unpacking the impact music can have on individuals. Tonight, Tonight - The Smashing Pumpkins Debaser - The Pixies The Moon - The Microphones


Episode 36: Lars Nilsen - 10/7/2017

Honored to have Lars Nilsen on the podcast. I've spent more than 10 years in Austin seeing things that he has programmed in the film community here. It was a real pleasure to meet him in person and listen to his stories tied back to some great songs. Sometimes certain tracks just "harmonizes with your being," as he puts it. Atlantis - Donovan Turn of the Century - Royal Trux Darlin' - The Beach Boys


Episode 34: Orville Neeley - 9/13/2017

Orville brought great music knowledge and insight about songs I was not too familiar with. I dug them. We know each other from playing music together, but hearing his stories tied back to these tracks gave me a greater appreciation for Orville's musical influences and what they mean to him today. I Wish I Was a Girl - The Pink Fairies Used To - Wire Flipper - Way of the World


Episode 32: Shawnasee Retzloff - 8/8/2017

After a bit of an absence, we're back with episode 32 and an amazing guest who's stories really connected to an excellent selection of music. Hearing Shawnasee explain her evolving association to Franks Ocean's opening Channel Orange track, pre- and post- child birth was heartfelt, and I really enjoyed how she articulated her memories against the framework of this episode. Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let it Roll) - George Harrison Do You Realize? - The Flaming Lips Thinkin Bout You -...


Episode 30: Cina Saffary - 6/20/2017

Episode 30 feels like a milestone, so I was happy to bring Cina on as my guest for this episode. He's a music nerd as good as any, and I loved learning about his path from crafting chip tunes to crawling Radiohead forums as a kid. We also agreed that his last pick is one of the most unexpectedly difficult karaoke songs to ever pull off. 2 + 2 = 5 - Radiohead Avril 14th - Aphex Twin Africa - Toto


Episode 29: Eddie Ciminelli - 6/5/2017

Eddie is the last of the 4 key influencers for me starting this podcast, so having him on was extra special. It has been a longtime coming, and he happened to pick a couple of songs that I have strong attachments to as well. Enjoyed hearing about his memories with each of these, and going back to the years when they became important to us. Stand by Me - Ben E. King El Scorcho - Weezer Young Liars - TV on the Radio


Episode 28: Jakob Clark - 5/23/2017

I've been looking forward to bringing Jakob on this podcast since the beginning. I'll confess that I had a few too many bourbons through this episode, but the conversation was genuine and I'll always hold this episode dear to my heart. There's a lot to unpack with these songs, and I really enjoyed hearing Jakob's stories around them. It's Beginning to Rain - Jimmy Swaggert Red Rubber Ball - The Cyrcle Real Love - The Beatles


Episode 27: Eva Sikes - 5/19/2017

Eva brought a great selection of tracks from some artists that I really love, and we enjoyed swapping stories tied back to them. Be it a thoughtful gift from a future brother-in-law or an exchange of songs between first love, Eva she shares how these songs have remained important to her over the years. First David Byrne feature in the podcast! I Want You - Erykah Badu Painter in Your Pocket - Destroyer And She Was - Talking Heads


Episode 26: Josh Shepherd - 5/9/2017

Look at that beautiful new cover art! Josh gets to be the lucky first episode with my new logo, designed by my friend and future guest, Alexis Kraus. And what a good episode to debut the styling with! Josh is a former podcast host himself, and fellow music lover, so this was an incredibly enjoyable episode to record. Really enjoyed hearing more about his range of stories across classical music, hip hop and more. Night on Bald Mountain - Modest Mussorgsky Gone - Ben Folds Silky Tay's Theme...


Episode 23: Patty Williams - 4/3/2017

Patty took to the Memory Tracks concept right away. She confessed that it took her months to narrow down her three songs, so future guests... don't feel like you are the only one stressed. We chat about Patty's college years, moving to Austin, and bonding with coworkers over drinks and music. Enjoy this one! Fool in the Rain - Led Zeppelin Never is a Moment - Jimmy Lafave Dancing Queen - ABBA


Episode 20: Rachael Seidenberg - 3/2/2017

Rachael said she was surprised when I asked her to come on the podcast, because she didn't think of herself as big a music fan as other guests. I reminded her that this show isn't about being a music nerd -- it is about exploring the stories written in your brain forever tied to certain songs. Luckily, she agreed and we ended up having an awesome conversation. Take It Easy - The Eagles You and Tequila - Kenny Chesney & Grace Potter Work It - Missy Elliott


Episode 19: Brant Barton - 2/26/2017

I always love hearing the origin stories of people's musical tastes. My friend, Brant, shared the beginnings of his love for metal and how he immersed himself in the many iterations of the heavy sound over time. We forgot to take a photo of this one, so enjoy the album cover mascots from two of the songs we discuss. Moonchild - Iron Maiden Playing with Spiders/Skullkrusher - Overkill Cosmic Sea - Death


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